Swedish music producer and DJ Tim Bergling, popularly known as DJ Avicii died on 20th April 2018. The news was confirmed by his publicist Diana Boran in a statement.
“ It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given. ”
The music sensation popularly is known for his album #TRUE featuring the very popular “Wake Me Up” with Aloe Blacc accelerated his career rewarding him with worldwide fame.
The rising star had just seen the limelight when he immediately realized that he was never comfortable with all the attention which finally lead to him retiring at the young age of 26. Before retiring he was suffering from various health struggles mostly due to excessive drinking. In order to recover his deteriorating health, he also had to undergo various surgeries. Though according to him retirement was never the precise term to describe his withdrawal from performing live across the globe. The late star said, “I am anything but retired. I’ve been in the studio, and I’m super excited about the sounds and music I’ve been coming up with. I am so close to finishing and being able to play it for everyone”.
He was known for not restricting himself to a particular genre as he was well known for exploring the music of different genres, especially “melodic and hooky” music. In fact, he was never really interested in electronic music besides following Daft Punk and some other leading stars in the industry. It was after he downloaded the FL Studio, and he realized he could create an entire song with that computer program. So, he started making songs that my friends and I liked, and it just grew from there. His dedication and passion did not fail him and he immediately acquired the attention and fame for his music.
Musician and artists around the world are expressing their grief and their shock.
— MARTIN GARRIX (@MartinGarrix) April 20, 2018
No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away….💔
Thoughts go out to his family and friends…
— Zedd (@Zedd) April 20, 2018
Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young … what a talent he was. rest in peace x
— Liam (@LiamPayne) April 20, 2018
Avicii was a two-time Grammy nominee, won two MTV Europe Music Awards and one Billboard Music Award. He was recently nominated for the Billboard Music Award on April 17, 2018, for Top Electronic/Dance Album only three days before his death.